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Forster Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.9

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Forster Beach break guidePhoto by: Eggs

Forster Beach Surf Guide

Forster Beach in Port Macquarie is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks peel to the right. A popular wave that can get growded. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Forster Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.2°C

Surfing Forster Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Forster Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Forster Beach sea temperature, Forster Beach photographs, Forster Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Forster Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Port Macquarie live weather stations and Forster Beach tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Forster Beach

Forster Beach Surf:

Monday, 1 June 2020, 06:31 Local time
Monday 01
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NNW 15
N 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Forster, Australia, 5 km from Forster Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Forster Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Taree Airport, 36 km from Forster Beach.

light winds from the WNW

no report
Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Forster Beach

Buoy Data:

At Crowdy Head Waverider Buoy, 32 miles from Forster Beach.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.725
Average period (s) 7.28 16.04 19.1 7.03

All wavebuoys around Forster Beach

Overall Forster Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Forster Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Forster Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Mid North Coast Classic Left, Forster Beach photo

Forster Beach

Photo credit: Woody Gocch

North End One Mile, Forster Beach photo

Forster Beach

Photo credit: Eggs

Forster Beach Location Maps

Forster Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to NSW - Port Macquarie surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Forster Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Forster Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Forster Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Forster Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Harrington Inlet
    25 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Crowdy Head
    28 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Broughton Island
    31 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Port Stephens
    42 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Forster Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, which is 94 km (58 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Forster Beach is Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia, 203 km (126 miles) away.
Forster Beach break location map and break info